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NI vampire flick with a difference, Boys From County Hell, is set for a summer release

NI vampire flick with a difference, Boys From County Hell, is set for a summer release

NI vampire flick with a difference, Boys From County Hell, is set for a summer release

Fears that Covid could have dealt a deadly blow to Northern Ireland’s emerging film industry thankfully are proving unfounded with the news that three locally-made movies are being released here this summer.

While there has always been a well-respected creative arts industry in the province, it was given an enormous boost when the global hit Game of Thrones chose several locations around Northern Ireland to shoot its fantasy story.

Since then hit TV shows like Line of Duty and Marcella, as well as numerous films, have been made here.

While it has given invaluable work and experience to local actors it has also highlighted the expertise of the creative sector.

Last year the industry had to show enormous resilience as Covid threatened to shut it down, but it learned new techniques and work continued both behind the cameras and in front of them, enabling the launch of the three new films with other work also in the pipeline. Best of all, the industry shows a positive picture of Northern Ireland.

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